Salads

Vegetable salad

Salad

My paternal aunt who prefers to have raw vegetables and fruits more than anything for her supper time, had prepared this salad at home when we visited her last month. This salad is so refreshing and I love the way how she used so many vegetables into one salad. I was full after having this salad and felt wonderful. I usually make salads or soups everyday before having dinner, so this salad made a new entry into my list and I prepare this most often than any other salad!

Serving-6 people

Ingredients:

Baby carrots -5

Baby radish -4

Yellow, orange, red bell pepper– Quarter of each

Cherry tomatoes– 1/4 cup

Spinach- 1 cup packed

Lettuce- 1 cup packed

Sweet corn- 1/4 cup

Tofu– 1/4 cup chopped into cubes

Cranberries-1/4 cup

Honey roasted groundnuts -1/4 cup (optional)

Toasted walnuts – 1/4 cup chopped

Dressing:

Any italian dressing

or

Honey- 2 tbsp

Freshly squeezed orange juice – 3 tbsp

Olive oil– 1 tbsp

Balsamic vinaigrette– 1 tbsp

Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Chop all the vegetables into small cubes.

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Finely chop the leafy vegetables. Mix everything in a bowl. Add chopped tofu, cranberries and mix well.

Mix the dressing in a small bowl. Sprinkle salt, pepper and dressing according to your taste. Finally add the toasted walnuts and honey roasted groundnuts on top and serve immediately.

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Soup

Sweet Corn Soup

A very quick and easy corn soup. I was searching for an easy-to-prepare recipe which had corn kernel in it instead of ground corn. We had been to a party at my husband’s colleague’s house where he had made this soup. We liked it and here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

Corn starch-2 Tbsp

Vegetable stock- 1½ cup

Water-1 ½ cup

Sweet corn cream style-1 can

Mushrooms- ¼ cup

Salt – to taste

Vinegar, ketchup and soy sauce

Mix 2 tablespoons of corn starch with 1-2 cups of water until it dissolves. Keep aside in a bowl. Boil 3 cups of water with vegetable stock added into it. Add the corn starch mixture. Add 1 can sweet corn cream style (I use Green Giant brand). Cook mushrooms until tender in some hot water and add at this stage.

Bring to a boil and add a little soy sauce and salt to taste.

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